`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

Washington: Researchers have discovered a variety of factors like impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, with 70 percent accuracy that determines that kids will become binge drinkers.

Patricia Conrod of the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre said that the personality dimensions that were shown to be highly predictive of behaviour were assessed using a scale that was currently being used in schools across Montreal to provide targeted prevention to youth at risk of substance misuse.

Conrod asserted that early alcohol used strongly predicts adult alcohol dependence, and every year they could delay alcohol use translated to a 10percent decrease in the likelihood of alcoholism later.Outreach efforts that correctly target particularly at risk youth could therefore be of lifelong significance and importance to that person.


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